You can view, add, edit, or delete the cost of each server group, based on their configuration and the purchase date of a batch server running in your cloud environment. After you update the server hardware cost, vRealize Business for Cloud updates the total monthly cost and average monthly cost for each server group. You can also see the details about the list of storage arrays that the EMC SRM identifies in the server.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vRealize Automation interface at https://vRealize_Automation_host_name/vcac/org/tenant_URL by using credentials of a tenant administrator.
  2. Click Business Management.
  3. Under Infrastructure, click Private Cloud (vSphere).
  4. Select Expenses (vSphere) and click Edit Expenses.
  5. Select the Hardware tab.
  6. Select the Servers tab.

    vRealize Business for Cloud groups all server hardware from all data centers in your inventory based on their hardware configuration.

    Category

    Description

    Name

    Displays the name of the server in your inventory.

    Number of Servers

    Displays the total number of servers of any particular hardware configuration in your inventory.

    Description

    Displays the description of the server group.

    Average Monthly Cost for Server

    Displays the average monthly cost for server. This value is calculated as a weighted average of prices of purchased and leased batches.

    Total Monthly Cost

    Displays the total cost of servers in your inventory. This value is arrived by multiplying the cost value with number of servers.

  7. (Optional) : Select a data center from the All Data Centers drop-down list to view or edit the server hardware information of a specific the data center.
  8. To edit the server hardware cost, create a batch or batches for the server group.
    • Click theUpload a CSV file link and click Browse to upload the CSV file containing your server purchase details.

      Note:
      • The CSV must be contain all the mentioned fields.

        serverModelName,manufacturer,numCpus,cpuType,cpuGhz,memGb,numberOfServers,dateOfPurchase,pricePerServer,batchType,dataCenterName

      • Use a Notepad to edit the CSV file. Editing in the Microsoft Excel might change the date format.

      • The currency in the CSV file must match the currency you have configured during deployment.

    • Click the Edit Server Hardware icon.

      1. Click the Purchased Servers or Leased Servers link to edit server batch according to their price or lease rent.

      2. To add the details of the servers, click the Add server icon and update the date, number of servers and cost per server or rent cost per server values.

      3. To delete a server details, click the Delete server icon. The selected server group information is deleted.

    The batch cost and the average cost of each server is updated.

  9. Select the SRM tab to edit cost for storage arrays and modify the service level weightage.

    vRealize Business for Cloud displays a list of storage arrays that exists in the linked EMC SRM. You can see the array name, description, array disk count and its details, array purchase date, reference cost and monthly cost of storage hardware.

    Category

    Description

    Name

    Displays the storage array name.

    Description

    Displays the storage array details such as array model (VMAX40K, VMAX10K), array family (VNX, VMAX) and array type (BLOCK, FILE).

    Disk Count

    Displays the total number of disks for each storage array.

    Reference Cost

    Displays the reference cost for a specific storage array and the cost of disks in the array.

    Monthly Cost

    Displays the monthly cost for a specific storage array and the cost of disks in the array.

    Purchase Date

    Displays the date of purchase of a specific storage array, which you can modify.

    Total Cost

    Displays the total cost for a specific storage array, which you can modify.

    Note:

    The total cost is same as reference cost, by default. You can modify the total cost by considering both array cost and disk cost, if needed. The array total cost includes hardware, license, labor, maintenance, facilities and network costs.

    Note:

    You can edit the cost and purchase date of multiple arrays together. The monthly cost of array is automatically computed based on the modified total cost and purchase date.

  10. Click Save.

    According to your inputs, vRealize Business for Cloud updates the total monthly cost and average monthly cost for the server.